What would you like to do?

What causes large ridges in your nails?

already exists.

Would you like to merge this question into it?

already exists as an alternate of this question.

Would you like to make it the primary and merge this question into it?

exists and is an alternate of .

Having vertical (longitudinal) ridges on the fingernails refers to the presence of tiny raised lines or ridges that run up and down the length of the nail. Ridges are among the different kinds of nail abnormalities that can develhjkhhop due to aging, nail injury, or underlying medical conditions. Many people notice an increase in vertical ridges of the fingernails as they age, and this can be a normal development. Aging has been described as the predominant cause of vertical ridges on the fingernails. Onychorrhexis is the medical term used to describe longitudinal ridges on the nails that often accompany brittle nails.
Thanks for the feedback!

What causes a nail to rust?

This is because of presence of water and air. A nail will not rust if there is no presence of air or water. If there is presence of water or air only, the nail would not rust.

What causes nail fungal infections?

wet feet, sharing towels with someone,not cleaning your feet,not covering up cuts and sores unhygienic things like that! Sometimes it could be caused by a bacteria that is un

What causes vinegar to rust a nail?

vinegar contains acetic acid which releases hydrogen ions, so vinegar is acidic meanign it contains hydrogen ions. These acids make metals corrode (break down) the water in vi

What causes fingernail ridges?

Most ridges on the fingernails are caused by normal aging and are  common. Some ridges though might be an indication of an underlying  health problem especially if there is

What causes ridges across your fingernails?

Ridges or dents can be caused in nails when you hit or cause trama to the nail even before it is visible, it can also be a sign of lack of nutrients in the body.

What causes blackness in the nails?

It has been said that our nails are the window to our health.  That's because certain conditions such as heart disease, liver or  kidney problems, and nutritional deficienci

What causes splitting nails?

micro scratches in the nail itself. These can be caused by all sorts of things, like filing your nail in different directions, not filing them at all, naturally brittle nails,